Former aide to ex President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has apologized to Igbos regarding a series of tweet he posted over the weekend.
He noted that until Igbos beg the core North over the killings of the Sardauna, Late Ahmadu Bello and the events surrounding the January 1966 coup, Igbos can not have a shot at the presidency in 2023.
“A national consensus for Igbo presidency cannot evolve until the core north forgives the Igbos for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto by Nigerian soldiers of Igbo extraction in the 1966 Coup,” he had tweeted.
His comments was however met with fury on social media by many Nigerians who regarded the statement as insensitive and disgraceful. Doyin Okupe later wrote in another tweet saying,
Amid the backlash, Okupe, on Saturday, took to his Twitter handle to apologise to Igbo and other Nigerians who were offended by the post on Igbo presidency.
“I tender my unreserved apology to the Igbos and other Nigerians who felt offended by my post on igbo presidency and the north. I never intended to hurt or demean the Igbos. Instead I wanted 2 help actualise the dream. I regret the said post, and I am truly sorry.”